- 1 box of Rice a Roni Spanish rice
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- Sprinkle of shredded cheese
- 1 can of Rotel (diced tomatoes and green chilies)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- Additional shredded sharp cheddar cheese for to..
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Prepare the Rice a Roni Spanish rice according to the instructions on the box.
- In a large skillet, brown the lean ground beef over medium heat.
- Add the chopped onions, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper. Cook until the beef is fully cooked and the vegetables are tender.
- Sprinkle a layer of shredded cheese over the beef and vegetable mixture in the skillet.
- Add the can of Rotel (including the juice) and season with salt, pepper, and cumin. Stir everything together.
- Combine the prepared Rice a Roni Spanish rice with the beef and vegetable mixture in the skillet. Stir well to evenly distribute the ingredients.
- Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and spread it out evenly.
- Top with an additional layer of shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
- Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Once done, remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
This One-Pot Spanish Rice Casserole is not only budget-friendly but also meal prep-friendly. It’s a delicious and hearty dish that can be enjoyed for multiple nights, making it perfect for busy weekdays or when you need to feed a crowd. Serve it as a main dish or as a side alongside your favorite toppings like sour cream, avocado slices, or salsa. Enjoy!